Cyclist fighting for life as driver is arrested for ‘drug driving'

Collision between lorry and 73-year-old cyclist in Marylebone

Friday, 1st June 2018 — By Tom Foot


A LORRY driver was arrested for “drug driving” after a crash that has left a 73-year-old cyclist fighting for his life.

The driver, 29, was arrested at the Seymour Street junction with Portman Square, Marylebone, on Wednesday around 10am. The cyclist was yesterday (Thursday) reported to be in a critical condition in St Mary’s, Paddington.

Detective Constable Alex Price, of the Met Police serious collision investigation unit, said: “This collision happened at a busy time of day in a heavily-populated area. I am sure that a number of people will have witnessed the collision and I urge anyone who saw what happened but has not yet spoken with officers to come forward.”

The lorry driver was arrested on suspicion of dangerous driving and drug-driving.

• Anyone with information is asked to call the collision unit on 020 8543 5157 or 101 and quote reference 188/30 May.

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